The appeal of Crimea on the case on Scythian gold will be considered on March 11 in Amsterdam. The issue is about hundreds of valuable items of the Scythian epoch, exhibited in the Netherlands in 2014 before the annexation of Crimea by Russia.
The exhibition was called: “Crimea – the golden island in the Black Sea.” The Scroll of Honour for ancient historian Sirisk and Scythian tented on top in the form of the Griffin.
More than 565 museum items from Ukrainian museums in Crimea went to the Netherlands as part of an exhibition in February 2014. By the end of February 2014, the Crimea was annexed by Russia, and the Dutch couldn’t decide where to return Scythian gold since they do not recognize Crimea as part of Russia.
As a result, the Amsterdam Court decided in December 2016 that Scythian gold should be returned to Ukraine.
Occupation authority of Crimea appealed the decision of the court in January 2017. Ukraine provided additional evidence to the court in February 2019.